It takes all of 10 seconds for the Nokia X6 to sell out in China

Remember the headlines last week about the Nokia X6? The mid-range handset, the first from Nokia to sport a notch, was originally set to be released in China only. However, a poll taken by HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas revealed that consumers in other markets also want a shot at the phone. HMD officials have to be happy about that, and are no doubt thrilled by the response to the Nokia X6’s launch today in China.
The flash sale of the Nokia X6 sold out in just 10 seconds, although the number of units sold was not made available. The model with 4GB …


Motorola takes up to $220 off its best phones: Moto Z2 Force, Z2 Play, X4

Back in April, for about a week, Motorola had a deal allowing US customers to buy the high-end Moto Z2 Force (pictured above) for $500 – $220 off its original price. We’re glad to inform you that, as of yesterday, the deal is once again available, alongside deals on a couple of other Motorola smartphones.  
Besides buying a Moto Z2 Force at $220 off, you can save $150 on the Moto Z2 Play (currently sold for $349.99 instead of $499.99), and $100 on the Moto X4 (sold for $299.99 instead of $399.99). Motorola says these price cuts will be valid until May …

FCC order revoking net neutrality takes effect today, but repeal still isn't official

Depending on where you stand on net neutrality, today is either a great day, or a day that will live in infamy. Back in December, the Trump-era FCC voted to repeal the rules that prevented your wireless provider and ISP to give preferential treatment to some content over others. In theory, without net neutrality protection, a carrier could have a video or audio streamer pay it a fee to guarantee that it will stream its content over the operator’s fastest pipeline. Other streamers who refuse to pay for this could have its content slowed down to a crawl. Think of the OG Apple iPhone on EDGE.

Or …

When it comes to geeky hobbies, wall-mounting and knolling your old phones takes the cake

Hey, what are you doing with your discarded devices? Aside from recycling them, selling them, or giving them away to your closest of kin, most of you likely keep a handful of your old devices tucked away in a drawer somewhere. 

Well, Reddit user JediSamReye2013 is having none of this and has taken upon themselves to create art of the already obsolete technology. Proudly displayed on the walls in their house are a trove of disassembled and knolled out Android devices from the recent past that can easily pass as contemporary art. For one, it’s a creative and ingenuous …

France takes Apple and Google to court for stiffing iOS and Android developers

Leave it to the EU to fine those capitalistic pigs Apple and Google billions for offshoring taxes, and to France in particular to stand for the little developer guy. We kid, but after Google was sentenced to a $2.7 billion fine for search priorities, and Apple set aside $14 billion for eventual tax evasion levies, now France is taking both tech giants to court for “abusive trade practices,” when it comes to the third-party developers who are actually populating the App Store and Google Play.

There isn’t much detailed info about the case yet, but, in a nutshell, France claims …

Net neutrality repeal takes effect April 23

Back in December, net neutrality was repealed by the Trump-era FCC. That means that in theory, Netflix can pay carrier X for access to a faster pipeline than the one used by competitors like Hulu. Consumers could see the price of their monthly Netflix bill rise even more to cover this additional cost. Again, this is in theory. But time is ticking forward. Now that the order to repeal net neutrality has been published in the Federal Register, “The Restoring Internet Freedom Order,” as it is misleadingly named, will go into effect on April 23rd.

There are several challenges to the repeal and …

Natalie Portman takes on Tide Pods in latest 'SNL' rap

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She may be a mom now, but Natalie Portman spits fire as hot as ever.

Reimagining the viral Lonely Planet digital short from her last SNL hosting stint in 2006, Portman dropped some sick game – rapping about her not-ballerino husband Benjamin Millepied, and GenZ’s favorite pastime, snacking on Tide Pods.

“It sounds like you’re almost exactly the same but with current references,” Beck Bennett says, filling in the interview chair for 06’s Chris Parnell.

“Do you find it difficult juggling kids and a career?” he asks.

“You can juggle these nuts,” Portman responds.

Okay, then.

Keeping up with the theme of the evening, former Saturday Night Live mainstay and Lonely Planet cofounder Andy Samberg made a cameo in the video, dressed in the same inexplicable Viking costume as in Natalie Raps Part I. Only this time, he has a present for her. Read more…

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Apple takes Animoji Karaoke to the next level in Grammy show ads

Apple has two new cool animoji ads and it aired them at the Grammy’s to showcase the fun new iPhone X feature to a wide audience.

Both ads are basically animoji karaoke interpretations of popular songs.
The first one has an alien singing Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” with a special appearance by Mr. Unicorn. It’s all set in a psychadelic universe filled with cat, panda and robot emoji, and you can see it below.
The second one called “Amigos” has a different set of animoji perform “Stir Fry” by hip …

Man takes a bite of an iPhone battery causing it to explode (VIDEO)

A man replacing the battery on his Apple iPhone visited an electronics store in Nanjing City, China. Not sure about the legitimacy of the cell being offered by the retailer, he decides to chomp down on it. He reasons that if people bite into coins to see if they are genuine, he could do the same thing with this iPhone battery. The guy takes a bite on the cell that is earmarked for his iPhone, and BOOM! The battery explodes.

You’re probably thinking that this can’t be real. After all, what kind of person actually bites into a smartphone battery? But thanks to a security camera strategically …

Motorola's after-holiday sale takes $100 off the Moto Z2 Play, $50 off the Moto X4, and more

Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean that the discounts have ended. Motorola is taking $100 off the price of the unlocked Moto Z2 Play on the company’s website. The handset, offering 64GB of native storage, can be purchased for $399 in dark grey or gold. The device carries a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 626 chipset with an octa-core 2.2 GHz CPU and the Adreno 506 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside. Those requiring additional storage can take advantage of the 2TB capacity microSD slot.

The 12MP camera on back is equipped with an …